Inulin is metabolized similarly to soluble, dietary fiber. It resists digestion in the upper gastrointestinal tract and is fermented by microflora, in the large intestine. For that reason, it provides the same positive effects of soluble fiber in the diet. Because Inulin is most commonly derived from chicory root, it can also be known as Chicory Root Extract.
With both powdered and liquid options, our product range is sure to include a variety to fit your needs. Whether you’re looking for ease of use, low impact on taste and texture, or higher levels of fiber, our account managers will help you find the right Chicory Root Extract for you.
Functions of Oliggo-Fiber® Inulin:
- Soluble Dietary Fiber
- Low Calorie Bulking Agent
- Enhanced Calcium Absorption
- Prebiotic and Bifidus Promoter
- Texture, Mouth Feel and Spread Enhancement
- Sugar Replacement
- Fat Replacement
Polydextrose has demonstrated its versatility as both a sugar and partial fat replacer in many foods. In particular, low calorie products benefit from the ability of polydextrose to mimic sugar- and in some cases fat- superbly recreating the creamy, full-bodied sensory experience associated with fat and sugar.
Polydextrose is ideal for use in combination with intense sweeteners because of its low level of sweetness (10% of the sweetness of sucrose). It has a superior clean taste, which means it can be used in high proportions for up to 50% calorie reduction, even in products with sensitive flavor systems.
Polydextrose is prebiotic, non-glycemic and widely recognized as a source of dietary fiber suitable for enriching numerous applications, including beverages.
Polydextrose can be used in many application areas to improve the nutritional profile of products including:
- No added sugar
- Reduced fat and calorie foods
- Reduced glycemic load
- Fiber enrichment
- Prebiotic enhancement
Application areas for polydextrose:
- Baked Goods
- Cereal Products
- Nutrition Bars